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Poster: kochman Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

For today's enjoyment, we will vote for our favorite obscure tune the Dead played. 10 times or less, covers included. Not Jerry Band/Legion/etc. Just the Dead.

My vote is... Visions of Johanna (I am pretty sure it was less than ten... if not, my vote is Ballad of a Thin Man)

I will reveal the results tomorrow, with a new poll.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

sage and spirit.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 25, 2007 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

anyone else like I'm a roadrunner? twice played in 86. I liked it.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

THE GOLDEN ROAD (TO UNLIMITED DEVOTION)

Would'nt call it obscure but rarely played!!!

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jul 25, 2007 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

bo didly,matilda,take me to the river,days between,but my favorite is ( hey littleone,1966)peace wwd:)

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Poster: peakshead Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Green Onions

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Poster: airgarcia416 Date: Jul 25, 2007 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Rock N Roll Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu. Fun song, would have liked to have seen them work this one out.

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

sorry to vote twice but i keep thinking of more that should be included

Doin that rag

I second that emotion...I would have sworn they played this more but the setlist site says only 9 times.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Doin that rag was only ever played in 69, but it was played 39 times that year.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

My vote goes to Goodnight Irene.

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

ha..just read your review of 12/31/83 and listened to Irene. Thanks!

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

I am going with a split vote..........."The Frozen Logger" because it always brings a chucle and "Mission In the Rain" because I wish they had played it more often.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 25, 2007 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet -played 1 time. I think I cite this show on a weekly basis.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-26.sbd.murphy.1821.sbeok.shnf

Slewfoot - played 9 times. gotta love that pedal steel.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf

Day Tripper - played 5 times. The crowd reaction on the aud is great.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-03-31.oade-schoeps.sacks.23592.sbeok.flacf

Two Souls in Communion - Okay maybe not obscure but sadly only played 13 times. I have only heard a few so I'll let those more in tune with 1972 guide you to the best.

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Poster: swamiGD80s Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Day Tripper? Check out 6-25-85 Blossom...awesome Day Tripper into West LA to open the show!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

thanks, I needed a lunch time music selection. I'll give it a listen.

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 25, 2007 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

I agree with GOP's mention of Muddy Water from the Felt Forum in '71. There are also some WONDERFUL versions of this song done by country artists, as it is a country song. Till The Morning Comes is what I'd have to say is my fav, as this is a GD song & not a cover, but considering both classifications---Muddy Water & THMC.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 25, 2007 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

One could argue that to be truly obscure a tune also shouldn't have appeared on an album, which would let out most of my earlier picks.

I'd like to appeal the judge's ruling on maximum number of performances on behalf of Cold Jordan, which is listed in 13 shows, one of which is actually a studio recording. So how about allowing 12 for such a great tune?

Or does Mission in the Rain qualify, even though it was on a Garcia album?

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Poster: kochman Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

as long as the grateful dead played it 10 times or less, it counts

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

The opinion of the judge is final! :)

Then cancel any other votes I may have made or implied, and I will be the lone voice crying out (lost in the regions of lead) for What's Become of the Baby.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Jul 25, 2007 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

riot in cell block #9 and operator......

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Poster: prideofcucamonga Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

For Dylan covers, I'd go with Visions of Johanna or Train to Cry (though it was never as good as it was with the JGB, except 6.10.73). What about Rubin and Cherise? Oh, and for acoustic Dead, I'd have to nominate Tom Dooley. There are just too many songs I wish they had played more often.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 25, 2007 4:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Johanna was indeed less than ten.

Mine is clearly What's Become of the Baby, if songs that were never performed in concert are permitted.

Otherwise Blues for Allah narrowly pips Till the Morning Comes and Rosemary in my book.

BTW, I toyed with Golden Road, Cream Puff War, and Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)--all of which have ten or fewer performances in the databases--but it seems certain that they were all played a fair number of times in shows whose setlists have been lost.

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Walkin the dog http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-04-08.sbd.wiley.8755.sbeok.shnf

big boy pete http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-21.sbd.lai.3351.sbefail.shnf

Brents version of IJWTMLTY - played at ventura and worcester in '84. http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-07-22.pcm-sbd.miller.30650.sbeok.flacf



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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

I would be remiss not to mention "Good Golly Miss Molly/Devil with the Blue Dress on". [Saw them do at Providence - felt like I was in Cameron for a game]

Also, I really enjoyed them doing "Goodnight Irene".

Sometimes I live in the county, sometimes I live in the town, sometimes I get a great notion, to jump in the river and drown (for Hank Stamper).

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Poster: pnc Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

mission in the rain

if i had the world to give

keep on growin'

mystery train

'til the moring comes

(not necessarily in that order, except for mission...what a tune)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

so, is the line the bells were not for me or the belles were not for me?

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/mission.html

Kind of changes the view of it for me; kind of like learning Supsicious Minds was Elvis singing to Col Tom.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 25, 2007 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

bells - the bells of the Mission Church. YOu've been there no?

Speaking of this tune - I realize this song probably wasn't meant this way but I can never hear this song as anything else than buying drugs in the Mission District.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Jul 25, 2007 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Maybe it's "Belles". I lifted this from Dodd's Annotated Lyrics of the Dead here: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/mission.html

bells
This note from a reader:
From: John [mailto:FriscoJohn@comcast.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 9:31 AM
Subject: Mission In the Rain
David,

Many thanks for your work on the Dead...."Annotated" is a resource I've used time and time again to clarify lyrics.


I've been thinking a lot lately about Mission in the Rain. I believe the word "bell" should probably be spelled "belle"....or at least, is a very deliberate pun.


The song, of course, is about a guy walking through the San Francisco Mission district at midnight in the rain. The main thing you will find at midnight around 17th and Mission (where Hunter used to live) is hookers, and this has been true at least back to the early Sixties. (For street hookers, tourists in SF go to the Tenderloin, near the big hotels. The locals have always come to the Mission). The main hooker area for many years in the Mission has been 16th to 18th on Mission, and 16th to 18th on the parallel alley, Capp. **


There are no Mission Bells at midnight in the Mission....but there are many Mission "Belles." Other things which point to this in the song:


"I must turn down your offer but I'd like to ask a break...." (He's broke, or doesn't have enough money?)
"Someone called my name, you know, I turned around to see...." (A girl he'd been with before?)
Other lyrics also seem to fit.... (There's some satisfaction in the San Francisco Rain...) etc.


Warm Regards,


John B. Andrews


** this is only slightly less true today....the influx of yuppies has resulted in a bit of a crackdown....but the girls are still there.


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Poster: buscameby Date: Jul 25, 2007 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Well there are some great suggestions here but I think I would have to go with the "Prophet at the Mercy of the Fool" also know as "Equinox" from the practice sessions in 77".

There is also a copy on here from those session showing as a encore for the Univ of Alabama show in 77". Check it out its very esotric*S*.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 25, 2007 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Just listened to Cold Jordan from 6-7-70 on GD radio - my new favotite obscure 'cover' tune

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Poster: BahHumbug Date: Jul 26, 2007 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Mission in the Rain

and "Everytime You Go Away" hahahahahahahahahaha

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Poster: alawson2 Date: Jul 26, 2007 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.weiner.28609.sbeok.shnf
This show is a treasure trove of rare obscure stuff I wish they had played more..My Babe, Mystery Train,New Orleans, Searchin'. If anyone by chance hasn't heard this show you should download it at once!
Here is a link for the files:
http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=9488

This post was modified by alawson2 on 2007-07-26 19:45:18

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Let It Rock

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Poster: infraredruby Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

whiskey in the jar

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:42am
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Hey, no double voting.

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Poster: infraredruby Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

whiskey in the jar

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jul 25, 2007 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

you could hardly call blues for allah an obscure tune, but it´s been played 5x only
1st time played
http://www.archive.org/details/gd75-03-23.fm.skankweed.13585.sbeok.shnf

california earthquake 2x
1st
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-10-20.sbd-matrix.clugston.13032.sbeok.shnf

valley road 6x
1st
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-10-22.sbd.gardner.8722.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 25, 2007 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

All of these are on the money:

Muddy Water Felt Forum (1 performance)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-05.prefm.miller.3391.sbeok.shnf


Mystery Train--My Babe (1 performance each)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.weiner.28609.sbeok.shnf


Empty Pages (Pig!) (3? Performances)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-08-26.sbd.dopey.1559.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

she belongs to me

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Poster: kochman Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:22am
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i almost went with that, great performance from 11-21-85

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 25, 2007 9:27am
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Rosemary

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:47am
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Searchin'

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Poster: kochman Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:49am
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is that the name of the song, or what you are doing now?

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

By Searchin', I mean the song. They played it twice. 11.8.70 & 4.27.71

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 25, 2007 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite Obscure Dead Tune

Mission in the Rain!

Oh yeah, and for whatever reason I seem to be the ONLY person who likes this song - Money Money.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 25, 2007 11:51am
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I prefer money, money, money:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8nZeOreWw

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 25, 2007 12:26pm
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I am so glad I looked at that before lunch. Now I seem to have lost my appetite.

Do I even want to know how you though of that?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 25, 2007 12:26pm
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I am so glad I looked at that before lunch. Now I seem to have lost my appetite.

Do I even want to know how you though of that?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 25, 2007 1:33pm
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I'm married to a Czech gal; she, like most Europeans I know, has a very strong, if often ironic, love for Abba and Queen (more similar than you might think). When I hear the word money, I think of that tune (it's scary, I know) or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIKbEh1-uTg

I couldn't find a version by The Killer (the original punk; known to some as Jerry Lee) Of course, there are mulitple copies of the Beatles, but Jerry Lee did a great version...


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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:47pm
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Have you heard this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hunyxfpr_Hs

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:58pm
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damn, he looks young. I have a great story about him I'll share when you head this way...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 25, 2007 4:01pm
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yeah he does. Have you seen that movei? Festival Express. If not you HAVE to see it, incredible.

Look forward to hearing that story

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Poster: swamiGD80s Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:15am
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Stronger Than Dirt

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:23am
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That Would Be Something

(played a handful of times in the early 90's...Paul McCartney tune).

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:36am
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handful of times = 16
http://www.setlists.net/?search=true&venue=&city=&state=&month=&day=&year=&songs=That+Would+Be+Something%0D%0A&submit=Search
doesn´t qualify

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:48am
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D'oh!

OK....how about Mack the Knife!

Try and find more than even 1 performance of that--I dare ya!!!!

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Jul 25, 2007 6:21am
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Clementine

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:11am
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Let It Rock

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:14am
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"If I Had the World to Give"

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